As Lauren and I were playing on the trampoline this morning, she jumped over to me and said, “Mommy, I have a question I want to ask you.”
“What’s your question sweetie?”
“Jesus,” she replied.
Lauren comes up to me multiple times a day “asking” me about Jesus. So this time, I asked her a question back.
“Lauren, what is one thing you know about Jesus?”
“Jesus loves me.”
“That’s right,” I said. “Jesus does love you. What else do you know about Jesus?”
“Jesus loves you!” she exclaimed.
That made me smile. “He does love me, too, doesn’t he? And can you name one more thing you know about Jesus?”
“Jesus is alive!!” Lauren proclaimed.
What simple, amazing truths my daughter spoke!
The love of Jesus is imprinted on her heart at the age of two. She knows Jesus loves her. She has no doubt. And, she loves him. She loves to sing to him and sing about him. She loves being in His house (church). She knows Jesus is love and came to die on the cross because of that love.
Is that same love real to you right now? It can be.
Begin where Lauren did today. Ask yourself, what do you know about Jesus? And as you answer, revel in the magnitude and extent of His love, and that He did it all for you.
For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
– Romans 8:38-39